Key specs of the base trim
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- Available 60/40-split folding backseat
- Standard backup camera
- Fuel economy
- Electric-only cruising up to 75 mph
- Flat trunk floor
- Quiet ride
- Responsiveness in Eco mode
- Regenerative braking feel
- Price premium over regular Sonata
40-mpg combined EPA fuel economy rating
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity now standard
7-inch touchscreen multimedia system now standard
Unique exterior styling
Enhanced color instrument panel display
Forward collision warning available
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What Is the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid?
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is the plug-in-hybrid version of the Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan (covered separately) that competes with the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Honda Accord Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid differentiates itself from the gas model with unique wheels, a larger grille and different headlights, taillights and bumpers. It comes in two trim level configurations: SE and Limited.
What's New on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid?
For 2017, Hyundai added standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity to the Sonata Hybrid. A 7-inch touchscreen is also standard for 2017, and HD radio and the latest version of Hyundai's Blue Link are also now available.
How Does the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Compare to Other Sedans?
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid comes in at a lower base price ($26,825) than its mid-size hybrid sedan competitors - the Accord Hybrid ($30,125), Fusion Hybrid ($27,400) and Camry Hybrid ($27,625).
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata gas model won Cars.com's $27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge thanks to its comfort, refinement and overall value when compared with other sedans. The Sonata Hybrid boasts those same winning features with enhanced fuel economy, making it a top competitor in its class.
What Features in the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Are Most Important?
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid boasts a 40-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating. It achieves these ratings with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine and a six-speed automatic transmission with an integrated 38-kilowatt electric motor -powered by a standard lithium-ion polymer battery pack. The total system output of this hybrid sedan is 193 horsepower, and it comes with front-wheel drive.
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid also comes standard with keyless access with push-button start, LED daytime running lights and taillights, a backup camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen and hands-free trunk opening. As is required for all new cars, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid comes with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.
Significant available features of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid include forward collision warning, lane departure warning, a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, an 8-inch touchscreen, a panoramic moonroof, a navigation system and 60/40-split folding rear seats.
Should I Buy the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid?
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has a lot of great features that make it worth a test drive for those looking for an efficient sedan, starting with its fuel economy and electric-only cruising up to 75 mph. Features like a standard backup camera, an available 60/40-split folding backseat and a flat trunk floor will likely appeal to drivers looking for a versatile mid-size sedan.
The price difference between the 2017 Hyundai Sonata gas model and hybrid model is notable, which may influence your decision if cost is a factor. Those who look for a smooth drive may notice the responsiveness of the Sonata Hybrid isn't great in Eco mode, and the feel of the regenerative braking system is awkward.
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Editor’s note: This review was written in August 2015 about the 2016 Sonata Hybrid. For 2017, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartpho... Read More
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The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test RatingsThe 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has not been tested.
New Car Program Benefits
60 months / 60,000 miles
60 months / unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
Newer than 5 model years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
5 years/60,000 miles (from remainder of original)
10 years/100,000 miles and 10 years/100,000 miles for hybrid/electric vechicle batteries.
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